Archive for the ‘gardening’ Category

healthy marigolds and in remembrance

What humans can eat is the flower part. But they repel garden pests so they are win win.

Mother Earth article about marigolds

My dad died November 4, 1954 – 56 years ago – amazing how time flies. I always remember the day though. Here are the things I did on this Nov. 4. I put up a bird feeder and Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal found it right away, but I didn’t get a picture of the Mrs. I went to the clinic to read for Reach Out and Read, but no kids showed up, so I enjoyed reading a book and magazine. I came home and wasted time on the computer and fixed food. I subscribed to the blog of Paul and Ann Malkmus (see link on right) and loved the idea of the Salad Bar. I will definitely be doing this in the future – what a time saver that will be! YAY!

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horseradish fights cancer

see this article Looks like horseradish is a winner!!!

another good thing to try sooner or later – making my own horseradish sauce how to here

I wonder how hard it is to grow your own horseradish. They say it is very hardy, so maybe not so difficult. It grows tubers underground and has to be shoveled up, not pulled. Here we go – how to plant horseradish. It’s not too late this year to plant it. It needs full sun so now I need to know what its companion plants are. Companion Planting – good to plant it near potatoes and to use the bottomless pot method to contain it. a wealth of information here!

more on how to grow it

This one says you can eat the leaves in sandwiches (^_^)

flowers blooming quote

freezer salsa

We are getting lots of tomatoes and I’d like to make freezer salsa.

Here are some ideas of what to eat it with.

Sat. 8/21 – I made the salsa last night and cooled in ‘frig overnight and then bagged it up for freezer this morning. Made about 10 cups. I’m trying to learn a little German. I studied it in high school and it’s in my family background.

lambs quarters

This would be good to find and eat. Also there is a video on using it in green smoothies – I’m all for green smoothies!!!

Broccoli Raab

all about it

Lasagna Gardening

I read this whole article about lasagna gardening. Today I am checking around our yard to see where else I can plant some things.

More on lasagna gardening from garden chick.

Another article from goorganicgardening on lasagna gardening.

Here are some pictures of a lasagna garden being put together.

happyeggs.org calls it sheet gardening.

This one is really nice – raised bed in a day.

the book at Amazon

Now someone’s picture of a lasagna garden (from here):